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Scotch Universe Ross I - 108° U.2.1' 1974.2"

Overall rating
86.77/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Scotch Universe (SU)
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Strength
61.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Feb 2020 6:52 pm by Ralf
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 64.90

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Whisky Reviews for Scotch Universe Ross I - 108° U.2.1' 1974.2"

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.77 points

  1. The_Independent scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    An intense whisky with wonderful cherry and chocolate aromas. Unfortunately too young and hot-blooded - a lower alcohol strength would have been better. Absolutely enjoy with water ...
    • Nose
      87 87
      Heavy sherry sweetness, then tart citrus fruit - maybe grapefruit, raisins, cocoa. The alcohol stings a bit, but overall is quite well integrated.
      With water, the smell hardly changes, maybe becomes a little lighter, the fruit is now more in the direction of sour cherry.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Without water, the alcohol is much too hot, hot and sweet.

      With water: sweet and sour cherries, ginger, the alcohol is still (too) hot, bittersweet chocolate.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Intense sweet and tart, sour cherries in chocolate. Delicious. About medium length.

      With water: same aromas, the intensity increases a little - almost for a long time.

  2. Abadon05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very unusual with special cherry / almond / marzipan notes. You can tell from his young age that even the high percentage of alcohol can't hide it, and he's not very complex now. But unusual and with a long chocolate sweetness, which is quite pleasing. If you like it, you will get your money's worth here.
    Water is definitely good for him. Three drops already work here.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Chocolate, cherry, almond and marzipan aromas come straight to your nose. You can also hear some grapefruit. And the alcohol cannot be kept secret.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, a little caramel, cherry notes that are already heading for Amarena cherries. Nice that this sweetness remains.
      The marzipan / almond notes also remain. Contains something liqueur-like. The alcohol is there too, but not as spicy as you might think at over 60%.
      Honey and dextrose can also be recognized. Some lemon
    • Finish
      85 85
      The sweetness is still there, but less. A bit dry, but only minimal. Short to medium length finish.

  3. Bodensee090780 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    A new star in the firmament of the Scotch Universe. The distillery originates from Speyside and was founded in 1974 -> Auchroisk?

    Color: Relatively bright. Light gold.
    Price of the bottle 0.7L = 64.50 €

    The nose is convincing, the rest are too young too strong. For 9 years, you can't really complain, but I don't need it again.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is great. At the beginning I imagine light notes of grapefruit which then quickly give way to intense dried fruit. Raisin and fig in particular dominate. Very sweet notes. The 61.5% vol. are noticeable, but actually well integrated.
    • Taste
      76 76
      In the mouth there is a very intense sharpness that shows what 61.5% vol. are. Strong tingling on the tongue. The whisky definitely needs water. A nice result comes after 3 drops.
      There is a very light sherry dryness in the mouth, creamy caramel, light vanilla and that's about it.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Departure without water very sharp and very hot. Take a little breath to breathe. The taste remains surprisingly long in the mouth.
      After said 3 drops of water much better. Still sharp but much more pleasant. Taste is still there for a long time.

  4. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Sweet chocolate sherry whisky
    • Nose
      90 90
      Chocolate, almond, spicy, some raisins at the beginning, alcohol is very well integrated
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet, sweet, sweet, sherry, chocolate, sparkling
    • Finish
      88 88
      Sweet, chocolate, sherry, long

  5. CIB914 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

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